Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)
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Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be.
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Marilyn B
6 contributions
Magnificent Drive to Cape Cod
Sep 2021
We drove from Sandwich to a lot of beautiful places, but the drive up to Cape Cod was breath taking and stunning. The homes, water, and scenery was beautiful. We were on a bus which meant we were sitting up high. Our bus drive from New York. Mr. Curtis took great care in his driving us to various destinations.
Written September 25, 2021
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Helen711
Atlanta, GA1,191 contributions
Lots of unique sights to see
Aug 2021
This was my first drive along this route. Late August. Loved all the blooming flowers! Amazed by the gorgeous architecture of the old houses along the way. Drove to P-town on Route 6 and because traffic was bumper to bumper, I couldn't drive any faster than what I did taking Route 6A back, and it was certainly more relaxing and entertaining.
Written August 29, 2021
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DisneyCruisingFamily
Floyds Knobs, IN491 contributions
Beautiful way to see the area!
Jun 2021
Fun to go through the small towns & explore! Once you make it to Provincetown, you will be amazed!! Just a beautiful area!
Written June 19, 2021
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Felixberto E
Coventry, CT328 contributions
Fast Road at The Cape!
Oct 2020
The 6a Route is a nice road to get around, picturerisk, and lots of tree colors during the Fall! One must be careful driving this road, mostly 2 way traffic. Well maintained roadway.
Written October 24, 2020
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John D.
31 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2019
I love driving down 6A just to look at the scenery.It's a very quaint drive with lots of galleries. It's a nice drive to reduce stress.
Written May 20, 2020
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Slick5276
Salisbury, NC1,188 contributions
Beautiful drive
Sep 2019
This highway has so much history as you drive by monuments, buildings, beaches and homes. When we were there in September, the foliage was just starting to change colors.
Written October 22, 2019
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RAW
7 contributions
A must do!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Love this road that led us to wonderful beaches, history, landmarks, shopping and the most beautiful little Hallmark towns. Warm and friendly people and I hope we can return someday!❤️
Written October 15, 2019
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Vacation784161
3 contributions
The only way to go!!
Nov 2018
My husband and I have been visiting the Cape whenever we can over the past 45 years.
We usually check in and then jump on 6A. The Capes original highway!!
To us it’s the best way to see all the beautiful homes and unique shops and restaurants! P.S. don’t forget the camera!;)
Written October 5, 2019
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sbizzle
Ludlow, UK1,457 contributions
A very peaceful and pleasant alternative to the main roads
Sep 2019 • Family
Having taken the main 6 to Chatham, we decided to return on the 6A.
It made such a difference! Great to see houses and US life passing us by, and going through interesting towns.
Definitely worth the slightly slower pace.
Barnstaple and Sandwich were highlights.
Written September 24, 2019
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Roger N
Bedlington, UK685 contributions
Get a glimpse of quaintness at slow pace
Sep 2019 • Couples
We drove this heading towards Heritage Museum. Slow paced roads and so much picturesque as you drive through small settlements, winding roads, waterside views. Much better than the utilitarian Mid Cape Highway
Written September 14, 2019
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